JONES, Peter Raymond

Rank: 
Marine
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
RM 8682
Born: 
Saturday, October 31, 1931
Died : 
Monday, October 2, 1950
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
18
Marine Peter Jones died [1] during an amphibious operational landing from the USS Perch on the coast above Hungnam and west of Tanchon [2]. This raid was against enemy railway communications North East of Shako [3]
 
The operation, the first by by a troop of the Commando, was to destroy an enemy railroad installation which they achieved in doing. However in a firefight that ensued when guards were alerted Mne. Jones was killed.  Later, at a solemn ceremony on board the USS Perch his body was committed to the deep with full military honours [2].
 
Sources
[1] AFM ROH.
[2] Train Wreckers and Ghost Killers published by Progressive Management Publications.
[3] Parliamentary response extract from Hansards ref. HC Deb 13 December 1950 vol 482 cc1143-6. [view].
 

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